General Dynamics Land Systems has won a US$257.8m contract to reset 180 Abrams tanks for the US TACOM Lifecycle Management Command.

The contract, which was awarded under the Abrams Improved Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) Reset programme, is worth up to US$320m if all options are exercised.

As part of the SEP Reset programme, M1A2 SEP Version One tanks are modified to the SEP Version Two configuration, which includes improved displays, slights, power and a tank-infantry phone.

Deliveries are due to begin in September 2009 and will be complete by September 2010.

By staff writer